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Collection TitleCL 131 Mary Stewart Pollock CollectionCreatorBooth Library
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Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Nancy Hoffman Pollock in 2004. 
Historical:

Mary Stewart Pollock - Mary Stewart Pollock was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 1, 1922, but came to Elmira in 1940 when her step-father became a manager at the Elmira Coca-Cola bottling plant.  She attended Gunston Hall Junior College and got a nursing degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.  During WWII, she worked for as a secretary for the Automotive Division of the War Production Board and then Bendix-Eclipse before opening a nursery school with her sister in Elmira.  In 1951, she applied for the Foreign Service as a secretary and served in Tokyo, Japan (1952-54), Paris, France (1954-57) (1969-73), Reykjavik, Iceland (1959-61), Cairo, Egypt (1961-68), Kinshasa, Zaire (1973-76), Brussels, Belgium (1976-78) and Washington, D.C. (1978-81).  She retired in 1981 and returned to Elmira.  She died April 9, 2001 and is buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery. 

Scope:The Mary Stewart Pollock Papers includes Ms. Pollock's letters home from her various Foreign Service postings, 1952-1981. 
Extent
AbstractThis collection contains letters sent from Mary Stewart Pollock home to her family in Elmira over the course of her work in the Foreign Service.


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Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person concerning her visit to the statue of the giant Buddha that is near her city, March 2, 1952. Letter010402
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person discussing the recent earthquake and the riots that occurred in Tokyo, March 4, 1952. Letter010403
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about attentding an exhibit hosted by the Christian Church in Tokyo, March 5, 1952. Letter010404
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about her moving to a different apartment building in Tokyo, March 5, 1952. Letter 010405
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about the weather and her work in the Political Section in Tokyo, March 6, 1952. Letter010406
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an identified person about her housing situation in Tokyo and how she must move before the US leaves, March 7, 1952. Letter010407
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person discussing her work in the Political Section and her housing situation, March 7, 1952. Letter010408
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person concerning news of Mary's sisters engagment, March 10, 1952. Letter010409
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about work in the Political Section at the embassy, March 13, 1952.Letter010410
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about Mary's day at work and her continuing Japanese lessons, March 14, 1952. Letter010411
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about the art collection she went to see in Tokyo, March 15, 1952. Letter010412
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her friends back home, about her time in Church and the sermon the minister gave that day, March 16, 1952. Letter010413
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person about her progress in her Japanese classes, March 17, 1952. Letter010414
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about her plans for weekend in Tokyo, March 18, 1952. Letter010415
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her father about a new employee working in the Political Section with Mary, March 19, 1952. Letter010416
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person concerning her work in the Political Section in Tokyo, March 20, 1952. Letter010417
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person discussing a lecture she attened in Tokyo, March 21, 1952. Letter010418
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about her meeting with a woman from work and their lunch at a local restaurant in Tokyo, March 22, 1952. Letter010419
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about how she spent her Sunday talking to and visiting people in her building, March 23, 1952. Letter010420
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Nancy and Bob concerning her homesickness for American cooking, March 23, 1952. Letter010421
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person responding to a letter she recieved, March 24, 1952. Letter010422
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown child responding to letters she had recieved from the unknown person, March 25, 1952. Letter010423
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her father about attendting a doll exhibit in Tokyo, March 26, 1952. Letter010424
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Jo Pharr responding a recieved letter and describing Tokyo, March 29, 1952. Letter010425
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person about going out to dinner with friends in Tokyo and trying to see a show, March 31, 1952. Letter010426
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